Huaiyi Huang

Huaiyi Huang
Exchange PhD Student
Room 34-H-42
+41 44 635 46 85


Huaiyi Huang was born in 1988, Meizhou, China. He majored in chemistry at Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China) in 2007. He obtained his BS in Sun Yat-Sen University in 2008. He is a PhD student in Prof. Hui Chao’s research group in Sun Yat-Sen University (2011-2016). He is working on his PhD thesis of ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes as anticancer agents.

Huaiyi Huang will be an exchange PhD student (2015. 08 – 2016. 08) supported by China Scholarship Council (CSC) in Prof. Gasser’s group in UZH. He will focus the thesis of ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy.

In his leisure time, Huaiyi likes photographing and travels around.


2014 Fulan Patented invention scholarship of Sun Yat-sen University.

2014 Excellent Doctor Scholarship of Sun Yat-sen University.


[3] H. Y. Huang, P. Y. Zhang, B. L. Yu, Y. Chen, L. N. Ji, H. Chao*, Targeting Nucleus DNA with a Cyclometalated Dipyridophenazine Ruthenium(II) Complex. J. Med. Chem. 2014, 57, 8971-8983.

[2] H. Y. Huang, P. Y. Zhang, H. M. Chen, L. N. Ji, H. Chao*, A comparison between polypyridyl and cyclometalated Ruthenium(II) complexes: anticancer activities on 2D and 3D cancer models. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 21, 715-725.

[1] P. Y. Zhang, H. Y. Huang, Y. Chen, J. Q. Wang, L. N. Ji, H. Chao*, Ruthenium(II) anthraquinone complexes as two-photon luminescent probes for cycling hypoxia imaging in vivo. Biomaterials, 2015, 53, 522-531. (co-first author).